Director of the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)
Firoza Chic Dabby is the Director of the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, a national resource center focused on advocacy, training, policy and the provision of technical assistance.1 Prior to her current position, she served as the Executive Director of Narika, a hotline for abused South Asian women and worked at the Psychological Services Center for 17 years.2 Her background and vast experience is geared toward the questions of how culture and gender inform advocacy strategies and how intersecting race, class and gender can be incorporated into anti-violence work.3 In total, she has been in the field of domestic violence prevention for more than 25 years and has acquired expertise on violence against Asian women; strategies for advocacy, community engagement, systems change, and movement building; the psychological and economic effects of violence over the life course; trafficking; intimate homicide; child custody; battered mothers in the child welfare system; and sexual violence, particularly in conflict zones.4 Presently, Firoza serves on the advisory committees of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic Violence, the Battered Women’s Justice Project: Civil, Criminal and Defense Divisions and the Domestic Violence Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.5 Firoza speaks four languages: Hindi, Gujrati, Marathi and French.6  Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence.  ibid.  Arizona South Asians for Safe Families - Event Flyer.  Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence.  ibid.  ibid.  Arte Sana, Victim Advocacy SIN Fronteras.